Happy Thanksgiving to All Our Members and Customers!
2012 is drawing to a close and we are thankful for so many things: our wonderful farmers who enable us to be the area's best source for local and organic veggies, meats, eggs, milk, and other great products, our new and returning members who "vote" with their dollars to support a local community-owned and oriented business, and the privelege of being able to promote the relationship between good food and vibrant health through all our in-store and outreach educational efforts. Thanks to everyone who patronizes our store and may you enjoy a peaceful and abundant Thanksgiving.
Duerksen Turkey Headquarters
Fresh Duerksen turkeys will be available when the store opens at 7:30 on Monday. Just $2.99/lb, this is the best turkey in town, raised in Mancelona with the best possible care including full-time pasturing and no chemicals or GMO-tainted feed. And don't forget, if you buy a Duerksen turkey and spend at least $50, you will get $5 off your bill.
Get All Your Fixings Right Here
No need to drive around town for all your holiday meal ingredients. We have everything you need including:
• Many staples on sale
• Ready-to-go sides and desserts in the deli cooler. (You can place a special order by Monday to ensure you get what you want.)
• Great selection of wine & beer
• Bulk spices, flours, nuts & fruit for baking
• Squash, potatoes, greens, and other local, organic produce
• Frozen pies, Wholly Wholesome cherry, pumpkin & apple
Vegetarian? No Problem.
We have several holiday entrée options for vegetarians:
Tofurky Vegetarian Roast $8.49
Tofurky Vegetarian Feast $18.99
Gardein Holiday Roast $11.99
Gardein Savory Stuffed Turk'y $6.49
Field Roast Celebration Roast $7.99
First time cooking a turkey? Check out our TIPS for how to roast a turkey to perfection.
In a conundrum for what to do with leftovers? Here are a few ideas that might appeal.
Don't toss the turkey carcass! Turkey bones make a wonderful broth that you can freeze if you don't use it all right away. Here is the turkey broth recipe.
Dessert recipes from our collection
Pumpkin, pecan and sweet potato pie, oh my! Pick up one of these or other great desserts made right here at Oryana.
Hope for Adults with Autoimmune and other Chronic Health Disorders
If you weren't able to attend our presentation at the library this past September about how the GAPS (gut and psychology syndrome) diet can help adults with a wide variety of health issues, you can watch it on UpNorth TV. Presented by Judi Mills, Certified GAPS Practitioner. Click HERE to watch.
Co+op Grocery Specials
Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole
This is a great holiday casserole from "Cook's Illustrated" that keeps the sweet potatoes whole instead of mashing them. (And no marshmallows!)
3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
6 tablespoons butter, melted
5 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon powdered ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small cubes
Heat oven to 375. Parboil the sweet potatoes in salted boiling water until soft but not falling apart, about 6 minutes. Drain and spread in a greased 13 x 9 baking dish.
Whisk brown sugar and flour together in a bowl. Add the butter and toss. Smash butter cubes with a fork and mix with flour mixture until it resembles coarse corn meal. Stir in pecans and refrigerate until ready to use.
Whisk melted butter, maple syrup, ginger, salt, and cayenne in a bowl. Mix arrowroot with 2 tablespoons cold water in a separate bowl until smooth and then whisk into butter mixture. Pour over sweet potatoes and toss to coat. Cover pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and stir potatoes gently. Sprinkle topping mixture over potatoes and bake until topping is crisp and golden, about 20 minutes. Serves 8 - 10.
Quote of the Day
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "Thank You," that would suffice."
Oryana Donates Turkeys
We are donating 2 dozen turkeys to Father Fred, the Women's Resource Center, and the Community Meals Program to help the needy among us enjoy a wonderful holiday meal.